Five Questions for <i>All is Lost</I>‘s J.C. Chandor and Robert Redford

It may bear a superficial resemblance to Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea -- being that it stars 77-year-old Robert Redford as a lone sailor whose ocean voyage gets in a spot of trouble -- but J.C. Chandor's All is Lost very much emerges as its own unique (sea) creature. It's an impressive tour-de-force for both Chandor and Redford, who anchors the film in a largely wordless lead performance, surviving conditions that would even make those astronauts in Gravity say, "Whoa." Prior to the film's premiere at the New York Film Festival (it opens in theaters on Friday), Redford and Chandor spoke about their own personal experiences at sea and the film's deliberately mysterious ending.

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